I just read another article about the need for diversity in the workplace and sadly, many of the comments in opposition to the push for diversity were made by women. As a woman who happens to be black, this issue of diversity is of two-fold importance.
Right now I am speaking strictly to other women, AS a woman who specializes in diversity, inclusion and equity training in workplace environments.
Please know that every time you argue against the inclusion or elevation of diversity in the workplace, you are self-sabotaging and hurting our cause.
Why? Because the subject of EQUITY is a large part of diversity work. So please keep in mind my fellow sisters that when you argue against Diversity, you are also arguing against Equity, and ultimately saying that you don’t want or need equal pay!